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Suspension recommended for Alexandria attorney over allegations in 3 client matters

By Karen Kidd | Feb 21, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Alexandria attorney Robert Wesley Malone faces possible suspension following a recent recommendation by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over allegations in three client matters.

Disciplinary board recommends disbarment for suspended Alexandria attorney

By Karen Kidd | Feb 20, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Suspended Alexandria attorney Kevin Matthew Dantzler faces possible disbarment following a recommendation issued Feb. 12 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board hearing committee over allegations arising from multiple complaints.

Colorado lawyer reciprocally disbarred in Louisiana after role in client funds conversions

By Karen Kidd | Feb 19, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Colorado Springs attorney Philip Martin Kleinsmith has been reciprocally disbarred following a Feb. 18 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding after a similar discipline in the other state for alleged conversion of client funds.

Former Monroe councilman convicted of racketeering readmitted to practice law

By Karen Kidd | Feb 19, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Disbarred Monroe attorney and former city councilman Arthur Gilmore Jr. has been readmitted following a Feb. 15 Louisiana Supreme Court decision and his release from federal imprisonment over racketeering charges.

Permanent disbarment recommend for Covington attorney after 2015 stalking, harassment arrest

By Karen Kidd | Feb 19, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Disbarred Covington attorney Raymond Charles Burkart III faces possible permanent disbarment following a recent recommendation by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) over allegations that included harassing his ex-girlfriend in 2015.

Lake Charles attorney faces suspension for violating professional conduct rules

By Karen Kidd | Feb 14, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Ineligible Lake Charles attorney Candace Pousson Howay faces suspension following a recommendation issued Feb. 12 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over allegations in a single client matter.

LADB recommends suspension for Alexandria attorney

By Karen Kidd | Feb 14, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Alexandria attorney Darrell K. Hickman faces the possibility of a partially deferred suspension following a recommendation issued Feb. 8 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee over allegations in two client matters.

Louisiana disciplinary panel recommends conditional reinstatement for Houston attorney

By Karen Kidd | Feb 13, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Houston attorney Attlah Deniece Burrell, who suspended in Louisiana for more than a decade, could be conditionally reinstated following a Feb. 12 Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation to the state Supreme Court.

New Orleans attorney suspended following conviction in alleged sexual encounter with cabdriver

By Karen Kidd | Feb 12, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Ineligible New Orleans attorney Jennifer Elaine Gaubert was suspended following a Feb. 11 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding regarding her criminal conviction stemming from a 2012 sexual encounter with a cabdriver.

Three attorneys disciplined in separate Supreme Court orders

By Karen Kidd | Feb 12, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Three attorneys, including two who have been practicing for decades, were disciplined following separate Feb. 11 Louisiana Supreme Court orders.

Baton Rouge attorney voluntarily suspended following 2017 guilty plea to child pornography charge

By Karen Kidd | Feb 12, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Baton Rouge attorney Christopher Gerard Young was voluntarily suspended following a Feb. 11 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding regarding his 2017 guilty plea to a child pornography charge.

Laplace attorney suspended for mishandling a trust account

By Karen Kidd | Feb 10, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Laplace attorney Daniel Elmore Becnel III has been suspended following a split Jan. 30 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over allegations that he mishandled a client's trust account

LADB hearing committee recommends suspension for Springhill attorney following undisclosed 2012 DUI arrest

By Karen Kidd | Feb 7, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Springhill attorney Ronald David Harvey faces possible suspension after a recommendation was issued Jan. 29 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee following allegations in a child custody matter and an undisclosed 2012 DUI arrest

Baton Rouge attorney convicted of 'chest bumping,' Abita Springs attorney arrested for DUI receive suspensions

By Karen Kidd | Feb 5, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) – Baton Rouge attorney Felix Anthony DeJean IV was suspended and Abita Springs attorney Ella Cortland Goodyear was voluntarily suspended in separate Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceedings.

Covington attorney suspended over allegedly executing false quitclaim deeds

By Karen Kidd | Feb 5, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Covington attorney William M. Magee was suspended following a split Jan. 30 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over allegations he created, improperly executed and notarized false quitclaim deeds.

Deferred suspension, probation recommended for New Orleans attorney alleged to have practiced law while ineligible

By Karen Kidd | Feb 5, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans attorney Kemic Alan Smothers faces a fully-deferred suspension and probation following a recommendation issued Jan. 31 by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee for allegedly providing legal services in 2014 while he was ineligible.

New Iberia attorney suspended, placed on probation over trust account dispute

By Karen Kidd | Feb 4, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – New Iberia attorney Alicia Johnson Butler received a partially deferred suspension following a split Jan. 30 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over a dispute that arose in her trust account.

Disciplinary board panel cites long list of charges in recommending permanent disbarment for Shreveport attorney

By Karen Kidd | Jan 31, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Shreveport attorney Michael Brian Rennix is facing permanent disbarment following a recent recommendation by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee.

Louisiana Coalition for Common Sense coordinator sees need for civil justice reform in state

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 31, 2019

The Louisiana Coalition for Common Sense, Grow Louisiana Coalition and Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse recently sponsored a luncheon during which the worsening legal climate in the state of Louisiana was discussed.

Disciplinary board hearing panel recommends New Orleans attorney be disbarred following bank theft plea

By Karen Kidd | Jan 31, 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Suspended New Orleans attorney Hilliard Charles Fazande III faces disbarment after a recent recommendation by a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) hearing committee following his sentencing last fall for bank theft.

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